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SpaceX, Air Force Settle Satellite Launch Contract Suit

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. on Friday dropped its Federal Claims suit protesting the Air Force’s exclusive five-year contract awarding satellite launches to a Boeing Co.-Lockheed Martin Corp. joint venture, two weeks after the Air Force said it would certify SpaceX to compete in the program.

  • High Court Takes Up FSIA Case Over Austrian Train Injury

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an appeal from Austria's national railway seeking protection from an American woman's personal injury suit under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, a move that ignored advice from the U.S. solicitor general to deny certiorari.

  • Faruqi Judge Says Founders Might Duck Personal Liability

    The Manhattan federal judge hearing the sex assault case brought by former Faruqi & Faruqi LLP associate Alexandra Marchuk against firm partner Juan Monteverde indicated Friday he is leaning toward a ruling absolving the firm's co-founders, siblings Nadeem and Lubna Faruqi, from individual liability.

  • Ex-Dewey Atty Consents to Disbarment Over Insider Trading

    Former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP attorney Todd L. Treadway has agreed to disbarment from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in the wake of insider trading concerns, its Board on Professional Responsibility said Thursday.

  • Bharara Appeals 2nd Circ.'s Landmark Newman Decision

    U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Friday launched an appeal of a landmark Second Circuit ruling that vacated the insider trading convictions of two hedge fund managers, saying the decision went counter to U.S. Supreme Court precedent and created a “deeply confounding” new standard for what counts as illegal insider trading.

  • Ex-Client Of Judge's Defense Atty Killed Witness, Sources Say

    A former client of a San Antonio attorney representing an ex-judge at the center of a federal bribery investigation killed a key witness to the government’s case over an alleged money dispute, sources and officials said Thursday.